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The Boatyard Grill

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525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
+1 607-256-2628
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Carmel, Indiana
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102 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Frequently the Boatyard Grill a few times a year; well designed, fine service, good drinks and really good food. The seafood and steak both are quite good. Suggest you look over the menu as it most likely will surprise you with its creativity. Our group typically has the clam chowder, burgers, seared tuna, filet mignon, and the lobster flatbread. Quite... More 

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Thank ralphwilhelm1
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

That loyalty sure means a lot to me, Ralph, and I'm so glad you've found a few different things to love here. I'll have to pass your kind words on the service along to our staff, too, and I sure hope we'll see you again before long! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Ithaca, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The view is nice. The service is fine. The food is a small step up from Applebee's. It completely looks and tastes like a chain restaurant. Just with a slightly high price tag. Drinks were good.

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Thank susybee89
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

While I'm pleased you enjoyed our view and drinks menu, I'm sorry to hear that we didn't quite hit the mark on your meal. We aim to please and I'm disappointed that we didn't put our best foot forward this time. I know we can do better than this and I do hope you'll consider joining us again so that... More 

Patterson, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Boatyard Grill can be affordable or expensive-whichever you prefer. Nice atmosphere. Very professionally run. We were impressed. I'm not sure who is in charge of the training program there, but give that person a raise. Our servers were friendly, helpful, and patient. We noticed how thorough of a cleaning the staff gave the large table next to the fireplace... More 

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Thank JFs_thoughts
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Sounds like your first visit was a success, J.F! Thanks so much for stopping by and giving our baby back ribs a try. I'm thrilled that both our menu and our service made such a strong impression. I appreciate your support and look forward to your return! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

cincinnati
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner there twice. The first night, we ordered off the special of the day menu. We had the shrimp/lobster skewer. It was very good. The second night we ordered fish and the shrimp/grits. The shrimp and grits were also very good, just had too much grits. Large portions. Three of our friends ordered the fish. The fish was... More 

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Thank gwen h
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Gwen. I'm happy your meal was so nice, you visited us twice! Of course, I'm glad you enjoyed the shrimp and grits and I apologize for the momentary hiccup with your friends fish, but I'm pleased we quickly sorted it out. We appreciate your support and we'd love to see you again soon! All... More 

Rochester, New York
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was terrific, the service was excellent, and it is a beautiful restaurant. I had the Makers Mark Sirloin(bourbon sauce) and the mashed potatoes and asparagus spears might have been even tastier than the steak. But the steak was very good. And I thought the price was very fair for the quality, service, and environment. I will definitely return.

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Thank Loren48503
TheBoatYardGrill, General Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Loren, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. The Maker's Mark is one of our favorites and we are so glad that you enjoyed it as well! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers! Mark Miller, General Manager More 

utica, ny
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this gem when we lived in horseheads, ny. Now that we have moved back to Utica, ny it is worth the trip for us to have a enjoyable meal here. Many wonderful family memories have been made here and the food and service is GREAT.

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Thank ILoveNY53
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much for your longtime support! We've been so lucky to have such a great community of fans both near and far. I appreciate your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again the next time you make it here to Ithaca! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good service, nice facility, great view of the lake and canal. They don't take reservations for brunch but you can call ahead and get on the seating list, recommended if you are planning to get there at the peak time (11:45-12:45). We had a variety of dishes (lobster taco, bangers and mash, beef and potato hash). All were... More 

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Thank cyclist7
TheBoatYardGrill, General Manager at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know how we are doing! So happy you enjoyed the food and the view. We hope to see you again for Sunday brunch again soon! Cheers, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Edinboro, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food. Good service. Right on the water for great views of the lake. It was actually our second time dining at the Boatyard Grill and I am sure there will be a third visit.

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Thank laurstree
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words. I'm so glad your recent visit was just as memorable as your first! We appreciate your support and we're looking forward to round three! - Mark Miller, General Manager More 

Media, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were heading for a long weekend trip to Aurora, NY and thought we would stop at the Boatyard Grill for lunch. So happy we did! Everything was truly exceptional - food, service, view - such a great way to start our trip. Our server, Kelcey was the best - very knowledgeable about the menu and did everything sh could... More 

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Thank winerdiner2016
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us for lunch last weekend -- glad to hear that everything from the menu to the ambiance and Kelsey's service was a success! It was great meeting you and I'm so happy you enjoyed my winery recommendations! We appreciate your kind review and support and we'd love to see you again the next time you're... More 

Erzhausen, Germany
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with customers for a business dinner. Very nice location with excellent food and perfect service. We had a few drinks at the bar first. Good place to hang out. Will go there again for sure when in town.

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Thank Tuli0815
Mark M, Owner at The Boatyard Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for dinner the other night! I'm happy to hear that we provided a great ambiance and meal for your business meeting. I appreciate your review and support and we'd love to see you again the next time you're in Ithaca! All the best, Mark Miller, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850-3234
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-256-2628
Description
At The Boatyard Grill you can enjoy delicous locally sourced steak and seafood while looking out over the breathtaking waterfront view. All of our food comes in fresh everyday, you won't find a better dining experience in the town. We are happy to host large groups and private events. If you are planning a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, family gathering, cocktail party, class reunion or a casual BBQ or Clambake, look no further! We will make your special event a waterfront event to remember! Our experienced management team will make planning your event virtually effortless. We have a variety of party offerings that can meet every budget and catering need. Choose from our Waterfront Parties, Holiday Parties and Cocktail Parties and contact our management team today. Join us for live music on our deck every Friday! Visit our website to see the schedule.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?